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>> fire kills again. >> a blind man saves some people. >> "don't ask, don't tell" repealed. >> "11 news sunday morning" starts right now. >> welcome to "11 news sunday morning." ism lisa robinson. >> and i'm sarah caldwell.
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first we want to looks outside with sandra shaw. >> we're dodging a bullet today. there is a storm that will become a nor'easter. it will push to the north and east, so it will not affect us. we see a little light flurry activity tracking through, but it is not making it to the ground because we are so dry. that's another good variable in this whole set-up. there is an area off the coast of north carolina, and it continues to move to the north and east, and it will abate the northeast today with snow in boston, but here we should be fine. let's look at where temperatures are this morning. tl it is still bitterly cold. 24 at the airport. 22 in parkton. 21 in westminster. it looks like 31 downtown. 33 to 38. a bitterly cold ravens game. at least we're not dealing with the snowstorm. may see snow in the seven-day
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forecast coming up. >> our big story this morning, an east baltimore community is concerned after another deadly house fire claims the life of a neighbor. the most recent fire happened saturday morning on homestead it street. here's sheldon dutez with more. >> a cell phone caller saw the flames at 1401 homestead street. >> they arrived to find a one -and-a half story wood frame with fire coming from the entryways. >> crews the -- put the fire out in 15 minutes, but people were shaken up by what they saw. >> i saw the flames, and i saw a body bag. >> they found the victim inside perished. we believe that person died from smoke inhuh legislation -- inhalation and burns. >> another deadly fire just a
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fow blocks away -- few blocks away. that's where a woman and her children died tuesday morning. they checked smoke alarms and identified fire hazards in people's homes. >> we're going door-to-door to see if they have smoke detectors, and if they do, we'll install them right there. >> vernon lived through a house fire as a child, and he has smoke detectors. >> i know i will be safe, and any friends and family that comes through, they will be safe. >> police are investigating an accident involving two children. it happened after 6:30 in the 8300 block by the chucky -- chucee-cheeze all injuries are
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believed to be serious but not life-threatening. >> this morning police are trige trying to figure out if two murders are connected. a 42-year-old man was found around 4:00 yesterday morning. he had been shot in the head, and later died at bay view medical center. a 38-year-old woman was shot in the 3100 block of monument street. no word on a possible suspect. meantime, police are investigating a separate third shooting on the city's east side. police say an unidentified man was shot in the head of north lakewood avenue. again, no word on a suspect or possible motive. baltimore city police are also investigating a suspicious death in northeast baltimore. police tell us a woman's body was fountain in the 1800 block of 29 street shortly after tuesday afternoon. she had been wrapped in plastic.
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no word on the scaws of death. >> a baltimore man will face the death sentence for killing a man. kevin madison of first degree murder, robbery, and burglary in a 2008 killing. this is his second conviction. he served time in maryland for killing a man in a street fight. >> family and friends gather to remember a soldier killed last year days after returning home from afghanistan. 22 clifford jamal williams was shot on the 5400 block of baltimore national pike. he drove a few blocks to get help and later died at the hospital. >> he took someone's life and not to see his son grow up. it is not right. >> police have not identified a suspect in the case. >> in washington, the senate handed a big victory to gays in the military, and lawmakers passed a repeal of "don't ask,
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don't tell," but they were unable to move ahead on a bill known as the dream act, which would have given a pass to zip for children of people in this -- citizenship for the children of people in this country little legally. >> the senate cleared the way for gays and lesbians to serve openly in the u.s. military, but not immediately. >> the house rezzluge 2965 -- resolution 2965 is adopted. >> it will end the 17-year-old law known as "don't ask, don't tell," but the pentagon could take a year to carry out changes. >> we don't care who you love, as long as you love your country . >> lawmakers that voted no could hurt the troops. >> they hve a view that this is about affecting this on the battlefield at the time of war, not civil rights. >> "don't ask, don't tell" is the only law left in america today that mandates that someone
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be fired simply because of who they are. >> mr. chandler, mr. coburn. >> meanwhile, the senate failed to pass the dream act which promised to pass the citizenship of children of illegal immigrants. president obama vowed to try again with the next congress, but republicans are not tound sounding a bipartisan tone. >> you somehow think beginning next january 5 we will all love one another and kumbaya? i don't think so. >> democratic leaders think they have been strong-armed by the opposition. >> brian mooar. >> the top counterterrorism group says yemen's terrorist group is more threatening than al-qaeda. they are searching for recruits right here in the states.
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the yemen group has been behind many recent terror pilots inside the united states. they are actively working with yemenee officials. >> meanwhile, bank of america joins several financial institutions including master card and papal that have stopped handling payments to the site. wikileaks has urged its supporters to stop doing business with the bank. julian assange said more documents will be released, including files from bank of america. he says it will show unethical practices by the bank. >> coming up, much more news ahead. >> i'm jennifer franciotti. on the bus to new york city with the ravens fan bus purple. first stop, league head quarters. >> snow in the forecast.
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>> a very good sunday morning to you. we'll develop into a nor'easter but it will be far enough off shore that the impact, not far enough. you can see there is light activity not making it to the ground to our west around hagerstown and frederick. there are showers starting to develop on that low off-shore. bringing in clouds, and other than that, not much. good news. however we could see a little snow as we head into the middle of the week, say tuesday into wednesday. and maybe again on christmas. we'll keep you posted. in the meantime, let's see what we expect for the rest of this sunday. 34 downtown. 22 up near the state line. the good news is, the winds have subsided substantially from earlier in the week. we're looking nice out there as far as winds go. they will be light and variable throughout the day. >> the forecast, as it breaks down statewide, in the mountains we'll see flurry activity. also a little bit of sun, and that will brighten things up a
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bit. here variable with sun breaks in the afternoon. the high up to 35, and the chance of flurries today. we think that we'll only see flurries moving to the south and east of baltimore. i have flurries in ocean city today. with that nor'easter, they will see more clouds than we mr. today. as far as futurecast goes, you can see all the precipitation is kept at bay off shore. near long island and boston getting some. this is really going to move far enough out to the north and east that we will not be dealing with a major binter event. snow still to our west, lake-effect snow, and more snow for new york and boston, and that dies out as another system approaches. this will be affecting us and flirting with the area on tuesday. on tuesday it is a weak area of low pressure, so we do not expect major impact from this. the ravens are playing today, and there will not be impact
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with the weather. 1:00 this afternoon, taking on l super bowl champs, new orleans saints, 32 to 367. it is about that area of low pressure off our shore today. it will bring a little bit of the cold still pun plunging in from the arctic. that means dry and beautiful monday for us with plenty of sun. keep in mind, normal highs 45. we are well off the mark for that yet again. tonight, 19 to 25, mostly clear skies. the cold trend is continuing. by the way, the official start of winter is on tuesday at 6:38, though it feels wike like we've been through winter. things looking ok. best shot of snow would be on christmas day. >> shoveling the snow outside is something many of us dread doing when old man winter starts piling on the snow. >> how much mr. you dread snow. >> i'm not a big winter fan.
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>> last wirnt -- winter was a challenge. >> it is clear they don't like winter. this year for a good reason. >> we were out of town visiting our daughter in chicago, and my husband had asked jim, his brother to check to make sure the furnace is running. >> when jim game over here, it is hard to imagine, this big pile of snow right here was actually inside that door right over there. >> looked through the garage door, the entrance into the house, and the only thing i said was oh, my gosh. >> and that is an understatement. look at this -- strong blizzard winds pushed this door open, letting all kinds of snow make its way inside their house. >> i barged my way in through the snow and found about 4 to 35 inches of know -- snow across the tables and desk. that's when i decided i wanted inform leave.
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>> they drove back to their home near iowa, and jim and his wife spent the morning cleaning up the mess which made its way into cub -- cupboards and closets. >> i've never seen anything like this, and hopefully never again. >> when they got home, they got all the snow out of their house. the next day they saw the pictures. >> i couldn't believe it. it was worse than i had even imagined. >> luckily the damage done by mother nature is minimal, but they say it could have been worse. >> twe have learned how much to appreciate my brother and law in his wife, for one thing. to clean that autumn up for us. >> and they are hoping nothing like this happens ever again. >> wow. >> think ad ults are the only -- adults are the only ones getting
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a kick in caffeine? some kids are, too. >> we'll explain in "medical alert." >> i'm jennifer franciotti in new york city has the ravens take their female fans on a
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>> recent research shows kids are drinking more caffeine, comberts say adults should
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monitor the use of caffeine in children. >> the median age for marriage is much later, and as a result, couples are having kids later, which according to the study, translates into more stress. diana gonzalez explains. >> baby bring so much joy to our lives. being a mom is also hard work. if you are putting motherhood on hold, that could lead to more stress down the road, according to a recent study out of ucla. >> i had my first at 39. >> i spoke with i -- chief correspondent kelly wallace about the findings. >> our working demands are less intense if our 30's and 40's, and also when we're older, we might have to deal with aging parents, caring for parents as well. that's part of why the study found that older moms and dads tend to be more stressed than the others. >> researchers looked at employed mothered and found 44% say they have too little time with their youngest child.
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73% say they don't have enough time with their spouse. 74% have too little time for themselves. >> the stress level was high, as well, for moms who are at home, who were trying to multitask and take care of their kids while take care of other matters in the house hold. i think it is fair to say there is a lot of stress that goes around for all moms, whatever your age, right? >> researchers don't suggest an ideal age for parenthood, but isn't there something to be said for women who are a little older and wiser? >> in the ivillage community maybe the older parents are more stressed because they have the maturity to know that caring for children is serious business. i thought that was a good point, too. >> men with type i diabetes may some day be treated with cells from their testicles. the type of cells extracted from testimony cal kls -- testicles
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can help and the study it new, but research shows benefits can last longer. >> the heart association's year-end report says death rate from heart disease fell nearly 27% from 1997 to 2007 and stroke deaths were down 29%. the number of cardiovascular-related surgeries rose 27%, and the estimated cost for heart surgery is $286 billion a year. heart disease and stroke are still the number one killers of americans. >> it will probably come as no surprise that with loud music and earphones come hearing problems. the problem with hearing among teens and young adults, doctors believe it affects 50 million americans. people who have described it as ringing or chirping in their
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ears. the is more noticeable when the room is quiet. >> when you take the ear plugs out of the college student's ears and say let's do a hearing test, and many of them have a hearing issue, if not a long-term hearing loss. >> doctors say prevention is the most effective. don't turn devices volume past two-thirds capacity and don't listeningen to music for longer than two hours at a time. >> don't go away. we have a look at events going on around town this weekend.
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>> the ravens female fans went on a trip with the ravens, and jennifer franciotti went with the group. sounds like fun. >> anxious to board two buses for new york city, everyone excited about the day's adventure. a tour of nfl head quarters, and tickets to "lombardi on broadway." >> i wanted to see nfl head quarters and support the ravens.
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>> the line went up fast. the ravens served breakfast and showed "the blind side." the trip was lafflet-minute, so many called out sick or took the day off. >> i'm excited to see ravens head caurters and so on. i am an algebra teacher, so i put in for a personal day, so i didn't have to lie about where i'm going. >> i came because she's a real ravens fan, put it that way, and she wanted to go and a lot of her friends couldn't get off work and stuff, so i said i'll go with you. >> before long, they were in the big city, negotiating traffic and arriving at nfl head quarters on park avenue. >> it is where the ladies got a sneak peek at the nfl aperil. >> we blew out our advertising to show them this is where you can get it, where you can get it, how you can wear it. >> to have the fan club visit is
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a big trouble for the nfl. they have been wowed by the ravens female fan base. >> this is very impressive, to have 80 fans come up to our office. for them to see things we do on a daily basis and consider it exciting, that's great. >> the owners sometimes have their meetings here. >> this is it, the commissioner's board room. >> this is it. this is like the cathedral of the nfl. we're all in here now where some of the biggest names of the nfl have sat and made some of the most important decisions. >> it is a one-in-a-life-time opportunities. i'm so excited to be here. >> here in what looks like a museum, filled with priceless memorabilia. no time to stay. next to see "lombardi on broadway." >> jennifer was so excited.
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she had a good time. >> yes. >> it is 5:28, and 24 degrees on tv hill. >> holiday plans and chaos over europe. residents are dealing with a receive ver snowstorm. >> plus a baltimore man is being hailed a hero this morning. his act of bravely -- bravery -- >> there is a strong storm turning off the eastern seaboard. light activity on a.c. doppler. things are looking good. details just ahead.
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>> welcome back to "11 news sunday morning." things are looking pretty good outside. >> things are looking fine. it was last year at this time that we were dealing with the blizzard. thankfully not this year. there is a strong nor'easter developing off shore. the only thing we're getting from that is what we call verga, basically snow or rain that isn't making it to the ground because it is too dry. there is shower activity and snow activity off the shore, the low is off the coast of north carolina. it is going to be moving far enough to the north and east that we're going to get a glancing blow and maybe not even that from this. maybe just a few flurries. in the meantime, we're hanging
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onto the chilly temperatures. it is 24 out at the airport now. 22 up near the state line. 32 downtown. we'll remain in the mid 30's today with vareably cloudy skies and light winds. details on your seven-day forecast, including your christmas forecast, coming up. >> taking a look now at the morning's top stories. investigators are looking into another deadly fire in east baltimore. an unidentified man was killed early saturday morning after a fire ripped through his home on homestead street. fire officials said body was burned too badly to make an initial identification. the fire was just a few blocks from a home which caught fire tuesday where a mother and her children died. >> you are looking at surveillance video of an armed robber. the robber went to the beauty supply store back on december
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10. if you have information on who this man is, you are urged to call metro crime stoppers at 1-866-7-lock-up. police in salisbury are investigating a murt there. it happened on the 1700 block of dale lane. her brother came home to find the back door open and blood stains in the hallway. the 63-year-old victim was on the bathroom floor. no word on a possible motive. >> this weekend was supposed to mark a homecoming weekend. dave manning was killed waiting for a bus. it appears he saved two lives while he lost his own. deborah weiner has more. >> it is hard to comprehend that dave manning of mount washington is gone. the husband, father, musician, carpenter, was learning so many independent skills at the
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colorado center for the blind -- braille, cooking, cleaning. he had been there since june and was coming home for christmas. >> we decorated the house. even with his visual imparmente he was going to decorate this house, come hell or high water. >> he was going -- as he was on his way home, he was killed. >> he was standing at a bus stop on the curb when a woman came around the corner and slid on the ice and jumped the curb and hit dave and two other classmates, two women. one was 26 years old and one was 28. >> dave pushed the two other students out of the way. >> he actually saved their lives and sacrificed his own life. i even spoke to one of the woman who was in i.c.u. today and she called to say, "your husband saved my life." >> it was clear that dave who had been living with retinitis
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pigmantosa was well liked at the school. >> it is very hard here, and i know everyone here is feeling the same way i am. >> colorado police believe this was a tragic accident, not a criminal act. tragic clearly an understatement for a wife and daughter who prepared to be a family of three this weekend. >> as soon as you meet dave, you -- he will be your friend. that's how he will be remembered, as a great man and a wonderful father. a fantastic husband, and a best friend. >> deborah weiner, wbal-tv. >> colorado police believe that ice was a contributing factor in the accident. the 21-year-old driver is said to be deaf stated -- devastated about what happened. >> a heads up to all you procrastinators, what you can expect at the shopping stores for the holiday sprint.
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>> snow measured in feet? >> and it looks like a little line of snow is trying to cross the city now. it looks like flurry activity. it looks like we're dodging a bullet with the strong storm developing off shore.
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>> this has been the snowyest december in history for -- snowiest december in history for syracuse, new york. rochester has received 45.5 inches of snow this month, which is 1.3 inches short of a record set in 2008. imagine what it is like in places used to seeing extreme
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weather? no need for the snow-making machine in ski resorts near lake thaw tahoe. they have broken a 30-year record for snow in december. 33 inches. traffic slow-going as locals strapped chains on their tires. police warning people to carry water, blankets, and food, in case they get stranded. >> now your insta-weather plus forecast with meteorologist sandra shaw. >> and of course, we saw that snow on thursday. we were running the risk of seeing some keent accumulation today had that low tracked closer to shore. thankfully for us, we dodged a bullet. it is moving north and east as far as the forecast model goes. i think we will just stee a few clouds from this. right now there is flurry activity trying to cross the city of baltimore. you can see there is a little precipitation off shore with that low pressure. the low now is off the shore of north carolina. it is going to be pushing out further to see far enough away from us that we are really just
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dodging a bullet, as i said. not going to see much at all from this. the lower eastern shore could see fluryifments we're not impacted. 34 downtown. 24 out of b.w.i. marshall. 22 up to the state line in parkton. snow, decent chance of that. also some sun. we'll call it basically partly cloudy with a chance of flurries. for baltimore 35 degrees, variableably -- variably cloudy. winds light today. we are not dealing with the dangerous windchill, like we were earlier in the week. in the lower eastern shore, a better chance of seeing a few snow flurries around as they are closer to the storm. 36 degrees the high there. here's how futurecast breaks things down. cloudy at 3:00. all the precipitation is well away from our area. then it starts to build in and become a nor'easter. in new york they will get used to snow activity.
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western maryland as you can see, lake activity. it will clear out for monday, high pressure mostly sunny, and then another system sets up. this is a weak, low plesh system, so maybe a few flurries or two, maybe a little snow. we should not see any accumulation, it doesn't look like for the incoming storm on tuesday. >> great day for m & t bank stadium taking on the saints. 32 to 36 the temperature range. 7 to 12 miles an hour with a mix of clouds and sun. there is high pressure that will build in in the week of that storm. that high pressure will give us mostly sunny skies. the cold conditions still in play as we head into your monday. that next storm approaches on tuesday, and then yet another strong are storm is on path to target us by christmas day. tonight will be cold, 19 to 25. mostly clear skies with steady northwest winds. seven-day forecast shows beautiful conditions monday but cold and only up to 33. winter officially begins on
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tuesday. slightest chance of flurries at 20% to 30%. wednesday breezy and 36. nice on thursday. for friday, christmas eve, a wintery mix is possible on christmas eve. christmas day, a pretty decent chance as the next storm rumbles through here of seeing snow on christmas. >> well, speaking of snow, thanks sandra, to europe now, where heavy snow that came in with a blast has disrupted weather travel. rail services and roads are also affected. here's jenny lovell with more from london. >> this is a picture post-card image from buckingham palace most people never see. most people hoping to hop across the pond never want to see this again. all people in and out of the airport are grounded tonight. this flight from miami did manage to land in arctic conditions only to be froze e frozen out on the runway for more than five hours. >> i -- >> those across the continent
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have been paralyzed by blizzards. while many motorists were trapped in their vehicles overnight, hundreds of cars were abandoned in britain. in britain, rescue services are struggling with thousands breakdowns each hour. northern ireland has seen its heaviest snowfall in 25 years. in scotland, temperatures plummeted to minus 15. while the snowfall has eased off, many minor roads are virtually impossible. that is fwaws no effort has been made to salt or grit them. >> we have come under fire for -- there is only so much we can do. >> the last weekend before christmas is usually the busiest of the year for travelers heading home for the holidays. those still stranded are getting a rare glimpse of britain's most famous landmarks covered in snow.
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nbc news, london. >> who knew that grits were good for that. >> any time you need to put grits on the road, it is bad out there. >> well, it seems vacations are so last year. next how holiday travelers are hitting the road in droves. >> how retailers are preparing for the last-minute shopping droves. >> first, a look at last night's winning lottery numbers. [ older brother ] hey, that's the last crescent.
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>> both airports and roads will be busy this year, but for some, it will be a bit of a stretch. >> more and more families are passing on a holiday stacation and instead splurging on an old-fashioned vacation, despite higher costs in gas in hotels. >> organizing to go. >> this weekend this family is off on their first cruise to the caribbean, a trip that's been in the budget a long time. >> we started paying for it in march. it has been on the plan, the financial plan for the year. >> triple-a expects 93 million americans to trek at least 50 miles from home during the christmas and new year's holidays. up more than 3% from a year ago, most of them on the road. >> the year-end holiday travel period is following a trend that we've seen throughout 2010. we projected increases for all
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five of the major travel holidays, and i think that is a sign of some good news for the travel industry. >> but it is not all good news for travelers. >> about 1 hookup hundred dollars to fill up an individual van. >> the price at the pump is up 40 cents nationwide on average from 2009. analysts say we could see the price to fill up continuing to climb well past the holidays, possibly peeking around or above the $4 a gallon mark come spring. >> up in the air, crowded planes are expected, as airlines celebrate a banner year, raking in more than $4 billion in add-on fees for things like checked bags and newer charges for longer flights. still, passengers keep flying. >> people want to keep traveling. they proved time and time again that the desire to travel is more powerful than the inconveniences. >> it is important for us that she travels, sees the world. >> the desire is more than a matter of dollars and cents.
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>> if you procrastinated and still have a ton of last-minute holiday shopping, you are not alone. stores are packed on what's being called "super saturday." deep discounts, long lines, and more. >> for williams, saturday morning started a shopping sprint. >> everything. everything. >> and very was definitely not alone. >> i have all my shopping to do. >> going into the weekend, 1-3 americans was only half down with holiday shopping. on saturday, malls across america were packed with those looking to fill their list and find a deal. >> even the big man hawking the bargains -- stores had markdowns on just about everything. >> we found some things 40% off, entire stores. >> it looks like i spent a lot, but not really.
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>> retailers are aware the last-minute can be critical to their bottom line. >> you really see people have fun again this year, and it is nice to see. people are out here, they are enjoying themselves. >> they are apparently a little more willing to spend. retail sales expected to be up at least 3% from last year. >> in the past, it was so dismal, everybody losing their jobs. and we're on the rise to, you know, spend more and help the economy. >> to take advantage of that, some stores plan to stay open 24 hours a day as the clock counts down to christmas. good news for that 1-10 who even now say they have a long way to go. >> up to the last minute. >> daldal -- kristen dahlgren, wbal-tv 11 news. >> i had a moment ri -- momentary lapse of sanity. >> you could not find a parking space? >> wall-to-wall people, and i
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left there without buying a single thing. >> wow. i haven't bought a gift this year. >> i do have kids. i better get started. >> one of those procrastinators. squa -- -- >> some baby cribs being yanked off shelves. >> drew brees later today at m&t stadi
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why ravens getting ready to face the saints. we'll see how the weather is. what an incredible season drew brees, number 39, is having.
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he ha has the offense going again, and how has reggie bush and peter thomas back in the stable to use as weapons against baltimore. he is imblessive as the sports illustrated man of the year. ray lewis says exactly what he'll state later today. >> watching him play the game, you can can tell you understands the game inside and out. he loves to play the game. it is always good to see -- i have always been a fan of drew's, and i'm -- i have great, great, great respect for him. he has the team playing on a very high level. >> college football. coach freigen said he would be back to coach an 11th season. however he now appears to be on his way out. numerous reports say he is done after the ball game when they face east carolina in the military bowl.
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it was based on the fact he was going to be a lame duck coach. therefore he will be on his way out sooner than he thought. it is up to him whether he will be a buy-out or whether he will retire, but it looks like once again he will be done at the university of maryland after the bowl game and that mike leach, a former texas tech head coach is the front-runner to replace him at college park. that's a look at sports. i'm pete gilbert. have a great day. >> 5:56 here on tv hill. here's a look ahead to our next hour. >> on the heels of a deadly fire another blaze claims a life in baltimore city. >> and a vote that will change the way gays serve in the u.s. military. >> and a near miss as far as the snow goes. great football weather for the ravens. details coming up with your seven-day forecast.
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>> just this afternoon eight people have lost their lives, and nearly a fwos dozen more have been injured from carbon monoxide poisoning and fire. the stories of loss are heartbreaking. three generations of one family living under one roof. when we hear these stories, we are reminded of how important carbon monoxide and smoke detect torse save lives. each spring forward and daylight savings time, we are encouraged to change the batteries in our fire detectors. something this simple to install
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and inexpensive relansemains off the priority list for home owners, landlords, and renters. this time of year we are quick to buy batteries for the toys under the tree and for our cameras. when you are stadding in line to make last-minute purchases, take a moment to buy batteries for your smoke detectors and for t
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>> hello, and welcome to "11 news sunday morning." i'm sarah caldwell. >> and i'm lisa robinson. less go first to sandra shaw who is in for tony pann. >> no snow. >> it is one of those things earlier this week we were concerned about what could happen. but things will be fine today. if you look south and east of
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baltimore, you have a chance of seeing a snow flurry. there is a line of light snow not making it through here. we will see variable skies throughout the day. winds picking up out of the north and west as the afternoon progresses. 26 downtown right now. 31 out near the airport, and 22 up nea the state line in parkton. a couple sunbreaks this afternoon. an interesting seven-day forecast. i have that coming up for you in a few minutes. >> a deadly house fire claims the life of a neighbor. >> here's sheldon dutez with more. >> the 911 call came in after 6:00 in the morning. a cell phoner saw the flames and
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called for help. >> we arrived to find a wood-frame occupied dwelling with heavy fire coming from the first-floor windows and entryways. >> crews put the fire out in 15 minutes, but even the youngest of neighbors was upset. >> i saw the flames and the body bag. >> the victim inside perished. we believe that person died from smoke inhalation and burns. >> this is just a few blocks away from another deadly fire on homestead avenue where three children, their mom, and grandparents died tuesday morning. firefighters want to make everyone in the neighborhood is safe. they checked smoke alarms and identified fire hazards in people's homes. >> we are going door to door to make sure people have snoke smoke alarms. if they don't, we will install them then and there.
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>> like they did for vernon lawrence's home. he having survived a house fire as a child, vernon is grateful for the protection. >> i feel safe. i know my family is safe, my wife is safe, and any friends or family that comes through, they will be safe. >> and that bazz sheldon dutez reporting. >> police investigating an accident involving two children. it happened after 6:30 saturday evening by the chuckee-cheez at diamond point shopping center. one of the children is as young as 4 years old. all injuries serious but not life-threatening. >> a violent week in wal baltimore. plig are trying to dining room if the two murders -- two of the murders are connected. a man was found shot in the head and later died at bay view medical center. 30 minutes later, a 38-year-old
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woman was shot on monument street. police believe both may be domestic dements incidents. no word on a suspect. >> police say an unidentified man was shot in the head in the unit block of north lakewood avenue north of patterson park. still no word on a suspect or motive in that. >> baltimore police also investigating a suspicious death in northeast baltimore. police tell us a woman's body was found on the 1800 block shortly after 2:00 saturday afternoon. she had been wrapped in plastic. no word on a cause of death. >> a baltimore man will face the death sentence for killing a man in pennsylvania. a jury has convicted kevin madison of first-degree murder in the 2008 killing of christian agusta. he served time for killing a man in a street fight. >> family and friends gathered to remember a soldier killed days after returning home from
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afghanistan. 22-year-old clifford jamal williams was shot when he drove home from a grocery store. he drove a few blocks to get help, and later died at a hospital. >> he told somebody to take his life away from him and not do let to see his son grow up, it's not right. >> williams family said he was not robbed. police have not identified a suspect in that case. >> in washington, the senate handed a big victory to gays in the military and a defeat to the children of illegal immigrants. lawmakers passed a repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" but were unable to move ahead on a bill known as the dream act, which would have given a pass to citizenship for the children of people here illegally. >> the senate cleared the way
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senate cleared the way for gays and lesbians to serve in the military. >> we don't care who you love, as long as you love your country. >> this is about a time of not changing things while 2350eu9 fighting a war. >> "don't ask, don't tell" is the only law left on the books that mandates someone be fired simply because of who they are. >> meanwhile, the senate failed to pass "the dream act." >> not agreed to. >> which promised to pass the citizenship for children of illegal immigrants. president obama vowed to try again with the next congress. republicans are not sounding a bipartisan tone. >> you think beginning january 5 we will all love one another?
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i don't think so. >> g.o.p. lawmakers claim they have been strong-armed by the democratic majority, and now the tables are about to turn. brian mooar, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the nation's top counterterrorism advisor said a terrorist group in yemen is more of a threat to the u.s. than osama bin laden's group in afghanistan. >> officials say the yemen group has been behind terror plots inside the united states and they are working to defeat the group. >> bank of america said it will no longer process transactions for the web site wikileaks. the bank joins other financial institutions, including master card and papal, that have stopped handling dealings with the site. wikileaks founder said more documents will be released,
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including files about bank of america. he says the files will show unethical practices by the bank. >> the time is 6:07. 24 degrees on tv hill. many families hit the road for the holidays, but it could be a stretch for some. we'll explain next. >> could you imagine snow inside your living room? coming up, how more than 4 inches of snow made it into an iowa family's house. >> first, a live picture outside. nothing like that here. sandra has your insta-weather plus forecast after the breck. -- break. stay with us.
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>> shoveling the snow outside is something many of us dread doing. it happened to a family in iowa. a strong blizzard wind pushed the door open letting all kinds of snow make its way inside the house. >> i marched my way and found 4 to 5 inches across the kitchen floor and on tables and desks, and at that point i wanted to leave. >> the family the mess, and they are hoping
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>> it is sunday, december 19. we're really lucky, because we could have seen a lot of snow, but we are just seeing snow flurries. it is 30 on the eastern shore and down in st. michaels. your forecast calls for a little snow fill tering down from the great lakes to western maryland. there will be sun bursts there as well. here in baltimore we will be variable to mostly cloudy. 35 for a daytime high. winds will be light at 5 miles per hour and then we'll pick up overnight tonight as there is an upper level disturbance going through out of the midwest. snow chances are minimal, except
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to our south and east where there is a slight chance, especially around ocean city where there could be flurries and cloud cover from that low pressure area currently off the coast of north carolina and is going to make that eastward trek as a nor'easter but will move far enough away from us that we will not be impacted. >> you can see we were getting some at 4:00, and then it enters the new england area. at 10:00 we remain dry and mostly clear skies overnight. there is lake-effect snow we've been seeing trickling down over the great lakes. other than that, no big deal. tomorrow mostly sunny skies. another storm develops on tuesday. it is going to kind of flirt with us. it is a weak area of low pressure. i don't think it will be a major event. by christmas, another storm is behind it, and this has a little more to it. something we will track closely. great football weather for the ravens vs. the saints.
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32 to 36 at m&t stadium with north-northwest winds starting to pick up. it is all about that low pressure moving off to the north and east. thankfully we have high pressure suppressing it. it is moving in behind it. beautiful sunny skies which will be nice. for tomorrow, it will be cold. the high forecast of 34 degrees after a bitterly cold night of 19 to 25 the temperature range for us overnight. monday 33. 38 on tuesday when winter officially begins at 6:38 p.m. -- p.m. wednesday and thursday are decent, but a chance for a wintery mix, and a decent chance of snow on christmas day. >> this weekend starts the mark of one of the busiest seasons of the year, holiday travel. >> according to triple a, both airports and roads will be better than last, but for some, the trip will be a bit of a stretch. >> more and more families are passing on a holiday staycation
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and instead splurging on an old-fashioned vacation, despite higher costs of gas and hotels. >> organizing to go. >> this weekend, kamal, lisa, are off on their first cruise to the caribbean, a trip that's been in the budget a long time. >> we started paying for it in march. it has been on the financial plan for the whole year. >> triple-a expects 92.3 million americans to trek 50 miles from home during the christmas and new year's holidays, up more than 3% from a year ago, most of them on the road. >> the year-end holiday travel period is following a trend that we've seen throughout 2010. we projected increases for all five of the major travel holidays, and i think that is a sign of good news for the travel industry. >> but it is not all good news for travelers. >> about 100 to fill up an individual van. >> the price of the pump is up 40 cents on average from 2009.
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analysts say we could see the price of fuel to climb over the holidays, possibly even above the $4 a mark come spring. >> up in the air, crowded planes are expected as airlines celebrate a banner year, raking in more than $4 billion in add-on fees for the first nine months of the year, for things like checked bags, and newer surcharges for longer flights. still, passengers keep flying. >> people want to keep trafrling. they prove time and time again that the desire to travel is more powerful than the inconveniences. >> it is important for us that he fraffles, sees the world. >> the desire is more than a matter of dollars and cents. ron mott, nbc news, atlanta. >> good news. apple is about to make it easy for you to find free aps. details next. >> and a consumer alert for parents. after 32 deaths. cribs now banned by authorities. that's coming up.
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>> this is the dog of a local florist who helped inspire arrangements like this. part of the proceeds go to help a good cause. i'm jennifer franciot
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>> in consumer alert, drop-side cribs can no longer be sold or made. 32 children have been killed by those cribs. cribs that were designed to help moms and dads lift the children out of cribs. but the problems with the aassembly which cause them to -- causes a gap have gone on too long. >> i rocked him, i put him to bed, and i never imagined that would happen. >> the government says the ban would also lead to stronger mat recess supports and hardware for
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other cribs. the new standards become mandatory in six months. >> this monthly day season you can get top-dollar discounts. there are several gift card web sites that will sell gift cards for less than face value. sites buy them from consumers who don't have use for them, or unused or partially used. it is the card you buy has an odd amount left on it, you could use the card yourself to make gift purchases from the retailers. >> afraid to wait to book a flight for fear the price will go up? now one airline let's you hold the locked in price for a week. it is called "fair lock" and will cost $5 to hold it three days. the airline hasn't said which routes will be offered, however it does include both domestic and international flights. >> the new store for mac apps opens. apple says its new store will
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open on january 6, open in 90 countries and offer paid and free apps. a popular app store for the iphone. purchased aps will run on all personal macs. >> time for a look back and a look ahead for the week on wall street. deborah kostroun has the "weekend bloomberg business report." >> american express is eliminating foreign currency transaction fees for consumer and small business card members who make international apurchases with their platinum and centurion cards. the company expects the new benefit to happen toward the end of the first quarter of 2011. >> and taking a look at stocks for the week, the s & p closing out the week at a two-year high. in fact, all major averages closing out in the green. >> some of the country's biggest stores he can tending hours in a final holiday push. some macy's stores will be
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opened 83 hours in a row and toys r us will be open 88 hours in a row. jc penny will be open until midnight through december 23rd and then open until 6 p.m. >> do you know where you can get the best prices for toys? well, a bloomberg analyst did digging and found that wallmart had the lowest toy prices each week beating out rivals like amazon, k-mart, and toys r us. on average we found wall-mart prices were 6% lower than competitors. when it comes to electronics, neither walmart nor target disappointed. they have had the lowest prices in the last five out of six weeks. we're seeing cameras continue to fall. i'm deborah kostroun with the bloomberg on the weekend business report. >> don't go away. more news when we come back.
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first a look at events going on around town this weekend.
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>> a dog that is an inspiration
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for a florist. >> 9-year-old charlie is the inspiration behind flowers and fancy owners who own the shop. >> he decided to combine his passions flowers and animals with a fund raiser for local animal shelters. >> they can't believe the flowers can be made into shapes of poodles or bears, and the reaction has been tremendous. a person can call and designate any one of the three shelters we're working with, whether it be the humane society, barcs, the spca, and say which shelter we'll be happy to donate part of that back. >> this is a great program because it is something people also get something in return. >> andrew levine is the director of the baltimore humane society. he said each month they take in 50 new animals, cats and dogs
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like vinny, and every little bit helps. this time of year, he cautions against getting pets a present, but said that's a good way to go, too. >> he said, i've got to get a real live one. >> any color you want, any type you want, you want a scotch terrier, we can do it. >> anything can be customized. if you want to put a ravens outfit on a dog, we can probably do that, an orioles outfit. >> petals for paws are hoping to hit another home run for other pets. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> that was really neat the way they did that. >> really creative. >> the time is 6:27. 24 degrees on tv hill. let's look at the top story. >> holidays turn horrific after a loved one dies in an accident, but not before becoming a hero. >> and just ahead, a storm
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developing, but it is not going to affect us. the cold, though, will. details on your insta-weather plus forecast seven-day headed your way next.
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>> welcome back to "11 news sunday morning". thanks for joining us. >> first a look at events going
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on around town this weekend with sandra. >> it is good it is not snowing here. that's the plus. we had the potential earlier in the week. we thought the storm would be closer to shore. today stuck in the mid 30's again. still dealing with the chills. normal low temperatures. high of 35. we have seen a little light flurry activity trying to make it to the ground because the air is so dry and that center of low pressure up the center is going to be tracking up the eastern seaboard from the mid-atlantic so that baltimore will be in the clear today. 31 downtown. today's forecast calls for variable cloudy skies. then a frigid night forecast ahead with lows down in the teens. details on that coming up. >> investigators looking into another deadly fire in east baltimore. an unidentified man was killed
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early saturday morning after a fire ripped through his home on homestead street. the body was burned too badly to make any identification. this fire just blocks away from a tire on tuesday where three children, their mom, and grandparents were killed. >> you are looking at a surveillance video of an armed robber. city police say he robbed a total beauty supply store on reisterstown road back on december 10. if you have information on who this man is, you are urmed to call 1-866-7 lock-up. >> police in salisbury are investigating a murder. police say the brother, reginald green, came home from work to find the back door open and blood stains in the hallway. the 63-year-old victim was found
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on the floor. >> this weekend was supposed to mark a warm holiday weekend for a baltimore family. >> he was killed waiting for a bus. it appears he saved two lives while he lost his own. deborah weiner has that story. >> it is hard to comprehend that dave manning of mount washington is gone. the husband, father, musician, carpenter was learning so many independent skills at the colorado center for the blind -- braille, cooking, cleaning. he had been there since june and was coming home for christmas. >> even with the visual imparmente, he was going to decorate the house, come hell or high water. >> he was waiting for a bus in littleton and killed. >> they were standing at a bus stop on a curb when a woman came
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around the corner and slid on the ice and jumped the curb and hit dave and two other classmates, two women, one was 26 years old, one was 28 years old. >> dave pushed the two other students out of the way. >> he actually saved their lives and sacrificed their own lives. i spoke to one of the women in i.c.u. today, and she called to say, "your husband saved my life." >> it is clear that dave who had been living with retinitis pigmantosa for a tornado was well liked. ffment. -- was well liked. police say this was a tragic accident, not a crime.
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>> he will be remembered as a great friend and wonderful father, a fantastic husband, and a best friend. >> deborah weiner, wbal-tv 11 news. >> colorado police believe ice was a contributing factor in the accident. the 21-year-old driver is said to be devastated about what happened. >> very sad story. >> we're moving on for good news for procrastinators. retailers offer deep discounts. >> she hasn't bought one gift. >> not one. >> and ski resorts near lake tahoe experiencing extreme weather. >> and we saw our first snowfall thursday. not extream weather. by the end of the week, we could be dealing with snow. details on that and how it could affect your christmas just affect your christmas just ahead.
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>> welcome back. this has been the snowiest witnesseder in record in -- winter on record for syracuse, new york. >> ever been to lake tahoe? no need for snow-making machines at ski resorts near lake tahoe. they have broken a 30-year record for snow in november and december. 300 inches, folks. traffic was slow-going. police are warning people to drive at their own risk, and to carry water, blankets, and food
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in case they get stranded. >> we're doing well on this last sunday of advent before christmas. we could see more snow, but today we escaped the wrath of a major storm as this is low pressure out in the atlantic. it is turning to precipitation there, but nothing in baltimore. just a light flurry that passed through and didn't make it to the ground. this system will be far enough off shore that it will be a nonplayer for us as far as the forecast goes. then make maybe a flurry or two. we're continuing with the cold. we're starting at 31 downtown, with the insulation at the city a little better. 30 in camebridge -- cambridge
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this morning. it will stay windy overnight tonight with the cold. 36 degrees and a chance of light flurry activities and cloudy skies on the lower eastern shore today. you see nothing happening with this. it will be dousing new england and new york with some snow. perhaps really not a problem. we see our next weather maker kind of flirting with us on tuesday. at best, light snow showers moving through, and probably not even that. great football weather. quite brisk with winds at 7 to 12 miles per hour. it will be cold, but at least we are not dealing with a major blizzard as this area of low pressure will continue its push to the north and east. high pressure builds in behind
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it. that will make for a beautiful monday with plenty of sun but very, very cold. with clear skies, radiational cooling, getting that temperature to the light -- 19-degree range, and winds out of the northwest at 10 to 15 miles per hour. we will actually see blue skies, not the gray baltimore look we typically get in the winter. winter begins officially on tuesday. you notice a storm to the west, chance of a flurry or light snow shower. brezzy and part -- breezy and partly cloudy friday. another system affects us and gets over here. it is a good chance with that system coming through, depending on how it tracks, that we will see snow on christmas day. >> if you still have last-minute
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shopping, you are not alone. stores were packed saturday for what is being called "super saturday." deep discounts and long lines. kristen dahlgren has more. >> on saturday malls across america were packed with those looking to fill their list and find a deal. >> great to meet you today! >> even the big man hawking the bargain. >> we found 40% off at the tire store. >> retailers well aware that the last weekend before christmas can be critical to their bottom line in what has so far win an upbeat season.
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>> you really see people have fun again this year, and it is nice to see. people are out here enjoying themselves. >> and they are apparently a little more willing to spend. retail sales expected to be up at least 3% from last year. >> in the past, it was so dismal, everybody was losing their jobs. we're on the rise to, you know, spend more and help the economy. >> to take advantage of that, some stores plan to stay open 24 hours a day as the clock counts down to christmas. good news for that one in 10 who even now say they have a long way to go. >> up to the last minute. >> up next in "education alert" why mediators are on the scene. >> plus how parents can start saving now for their children's college education. >> and a look at last night's winning lottery numbers.
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>> in this morning's "education alert" baltimore teachers are attempting to establish a new teacher evaluation system tied to student achievement.
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some lawmakers in annapolis say it should be 35% while the state board suggested 50%. the governor has been called to mediate the situation. >> that number is very frightening to a lot of teachers. not because they don't want student growth measured, it is because they are not sure how much control they have over, for instance, test scores. >> members of the council and the state board of education have asked the governor to give them until june to give them a plan to report progress on teacher evaluation systems. >> it is never too early to start saving for your child's college evaluation. enrollment is going on for a program that will help you do just that. kim dacey has more on the college savings plan of maryland. >> scott and megan moody are here to welcome their second child in march. their older son is not 2 yet, but they are already saving her foys college education.
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>> seeing friends that have kids that are older and seeing how much it is going to cost, it became parent to us that we need it to start now in making it part of our budget. >> they signed up for the college savings plan of maryland. there are two plans to save from. it allows parents to start saving at any time and in any amount they want. >> the family locks in a payment based in part on maryland's tuition. they know in the future they will have state fees covered for their child at any maryland public college or they can apply that year's average tuition toward the tuition at a private or out-of-state college. >> enrollment om open for a few months ayear and is -- enrollment is only open for a few months a year and is beginning soon. >> we knew that no matter what the circumstances might be, the education would be paid for for
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them. also, no debt would be there, and also no college loans as well. >> and you don't have to be a parent to enroll. grant parents can enroll, too -- grandparents can enroll, too. >> what better gift to give your child than the gift of education? >> you can enroll in the program through april 4. to find out how, visit our web site at www.wbaltv.com. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> enrolling in the program has another benefit. payments will reduce your taxable income each year by up to $2,500 per child. >> more news coming up on "11 news sunday morning". >> good morning. the latest developments on the head coaching football situation in college park. >> it is a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
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a sold-out trip to new york city with the ravens. coming up, we go inside nfl head
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>> in 10 years, ralph friedgen, he has had many wins, but it looks like he is on his way. they said coach friedgen will not be back to coach the terrapins. he will coach maryland in a bowl game against east carolina, and we can expect an announcement later this week, probably monday or tuesday, from college park. mike leach out of texas tech appears to be the frontrunner to replace ralph friedgen. >> three second-half touchdowns against the falcons.
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are we going to see the one that was good and off to the left, or the one that was torched in houston? we don't know, but we know the fight will arrive. ray lewis can pretty much guarantee that. >> we have been through ups and downs, and we have come back and bounced back and won. i think we are the only team in the nfl to do that right now. that just shows we don't hold our heads down over anything. we have enough veteran guys on this ball club who understand that, it is always onto the next one. >> gerry sandusky and i with a complete recap coming up tonight at 6:00 from m&t stadium. see you then. >> the ravens female afan club took new york city by storm with a day filled with football-themed events. >> jennifer franciotti went with the group and went to see the broadway play about vince
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lombardi. >> there is so much to see in new york city, especially at christmas time. >> i am taking pictures of everybody, everything. >> the ravens took 80 members of their female fan club, purple, to new york for a sold-out, once-in-a-lifetime trip. purple has 15,000 members. >> these ladies are with us and want to be a part of us, so opening the door in the league and allowing them to see a place that no one can get access to really set us apart. >> carrying a gift from the nfl, a spectacular day this nfl mother and daughter team couldn't miss. >> i said mom, you have to see this trip, and she called me back and said, we're going. >> this is a great way to spend the day together, which we don't
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often get to do because of our busy schedules. this is really fun. >> lombardi is a six-member cast. he plays the infamous coach of the green bay packers. it gives the audience an intimate look into their lives. >> we have to understand what it takes to be successful in any walk of life, how he has to balance his family life, and how he relates to players and gets them to do what he wants them to do as a team. >> it has been well received. we're very pleased by it. everyone that comes in, football fans love the show. >> i thought it was very well done. it gave you the female perspective and the coach's perspective. i thought the gentleman that played the reporter was really good, too. >> after the show, the group got a private meet-and-greet with
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david light. >> there is one more thing we have to do before we leave new york. we cannot leave without eating some new york city pizza. >> go ravens! >> jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> did we mention she's never been to new york city before? i'm surprised she came back. >> she had a great time. all the ladies did. 6:55. it is about holiday spirit in our next hour of "11 news sunday morning." >> and foods that make watching your waistline easy. >> and how to deck the halls with home projects you can do yourself. >> i love it. then we look at the spiritual
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side of baltimore with the author of "monuments to heaven." that's all when "11 news sunday morning" continues. >> just this past week eight people have lost their lives and nearly a dozen more were injured by carbon monoxide poisoning. the stories are heart-breaking. three generations of one family living under one roof. when we hear these stories, we are reminded of how important carbon monoxide and smoke
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detectors are. each springing forward and daylight savings time we are encouraged to change the batteries in fire detectors. yet something very simple to install and inexpensive remains off the priority list for home owners, landlords, and renters. this time of year we are quick to buy batteries for the toys left under the tree and spend hundreds on gifts for our families. when you are standing in line, take a moment to buy a few batteries for yourself and a few for the people you love.
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>> welcome to "11 news sunday morning." i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm sarah caldwell. first we want to go to sandra shaw who is in for tony pann. >> there are snow showers out there, but no major snow. we saw the first snow thursday. it could have been worse than it is today. a strong storm is well enough off shore it will not affect us. you can see cloud cover over the area. some flakes trying to make it to the ground, but it is too little for it to materialize. near the city, a chance for flurries with low pressure sitting off shore. temperatures around 30 generally. we will only make it up to the mid 30's today. the forecast with changes in it coming up in a little bit.
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>> an east baltimore community concerned after another deadly house fire claimed the life of a neighbor. >> it happened on homestead street. here's our correspondent with more. >> the 911 call came in just after 6:00 in the morning. a cell phone caller saw the flames and called for help. >> we arrived to find a wood-frame building with heavy fire coming from the first-floor windows and entryway. >> crews put the fire out in 10 minutes, but even the youngest of neighbors was shaken up by what they saw. >> i saw the flame, the fireman bursting out the window, and i saw them carrying a body bag. >> where they saw the victim inside had parished. >> the official cause of death is still pending. the home is a few blocks away of another deadly fire where three
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children, their mom, and grandparents died early tuesday morning. this week firefighters want to make sure everyone in the neighborhood is safe. they checked snoke alarms -- smoke alarms and identified hazards in people's homes. >> we are going to make sure they have smoke detectors, and if they don't, we'll install them then and there. >> i feel safe. i know that my family is safe, my wife is safe, and any friends or family that come through, they will be safe. >> and that was sheldon dutez reporting. to baltimore county now where police are investigating two shootings. -- to baltimore county now where police are investigating an accident.
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it happened near chuckie cheeze . there were injuries, but none life-threatening. >> it has been a violent weekend in baltimore city. a man found shot in the head, and a half-hour later a woman found shot in the head. police believe both may have been domestic incidents. >> police are investigating a separate third shooting on the city's east side. an unidentified man shot in the head on north blakewood avenue. that's just north of patterson park. no word on a suspect or motive. >> baltimore city police are investigating a suspicious death in northeast baltimore. a woman's body was found in the 1800 block of 29th street shortly after 2:00 saturday afternoon. she had been wrapped in plastic. >> a baltimore man will face the
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death sentence for killing a man in york, pennsylvania. a jury convicted kevin madison of robbery and burglary and murder in the 2008 shooting. it is his second conviction for murder. >> 47-year-old dave manny, who was blind and learning independent skills at the colorado school for the blind was killed while waiting for a bus. here's deborah weiner with his story. >> he was supposed to come home tonight. >> it is hard to comprehend that he is gone. the husband, father, musician, carpenter was learning so many independent skills at the colorado center for the blind. he was learning braille, cooking, and cleaning. he had been there since june and was coming back home. >> he had -- he was going to
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decorate this house with the help of his daughter come hell or high water. >> but as he was waiting for the bus, he was killed. >> they were standing at a bus stop on a curb when a woman came around the corner and slid on the ice and jumped a curb and hit dave and two other classmates, two women. one was 26 years old and one was 18 years old. >> dave pushed the two other students out of the way. he actually saved their lives. he sacrificed his own life. i even spoke to one of the women who was in i.c.u. today, and she called to say that your husband saved my life. >> it was clear that dave who had been living with retinitis pigmantosa for a decade was a
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well loved person. a tragic accident for a mother and daughter who expected to be a family of three this weekend preparing for christmas. >> as soon as you meet dave, you were his friend. that's how he will be remembered, as a great guy and a great father, caring and giving. a fantastic husband and a best friend. >> deborah weiner, wbal-tv 11 news. >> colorado police believe that ice was a contributing factor in the accident. the 21-year-old driver is said to be devastated about what happened. >> family and friends gathered to remember a soldier killed last year days after returning home from afghanistan. clifford jamal williams was shot as he returned home on the 5400 block. he drove a few blocks to get help and later died at a hospital. >> it's not right for someone to take his life away from him and not to see his son grow up. it is not right.
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>> williams' family said he was not robbed. police have not identified a suspect in that case. >> in washington, lawmakers passed a repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," but they were unable to move ahead on a bill known as the dream act which would have given citizenship to the children of people in the country illegally. >> the senate cleared the way for gays and lesbians to serve openly in the u.s. military. however, not immediately. >> house resolution 2965 is adopted. >> the president's vote will end the 17-year-old policy known as "don't ask, don't tell," but the pentagon could take a year to carry out changes. >> we don't care who you love, as long as you love your country. >> lawmakers that voted know fear those changes could hurt front-line troops. >> they have a different view that this is about effectiveness on the battlefield at a time of
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war, not about civil rights. >> that's exactly what they say this bill represents. >> "don't ask, don't tell" is the only law left in america today that mandates someone be fired simply because of who they are. >> meanwhile, the senate failed to pass the dream act which promised to pass the citizenship for children of illegal imgrapts. president bn obama -- president obama vowed to try again with the next congress, but republicans are not sounding a bipartisan tone. >> you somehow think beginning january 5 we will all love one another? i don't think so. >> g.o.p. members feel they have been strong-armed by the democratic majority and now the tables are going to turn. brian mooar, wbal-tv 11 news. >> make your home festive with
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our special decorating tips. >> and our holiday kitchen. see what they are making. >> first sandra is up next with your insta-weather plus forecast. stay with us.
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>> the time now is 7:11. it looks like we will be dodging a bullet as far as that winter storm goes. it is far enough off shore, we will stee light flurry -- we will see light flurry activity. other than that, we are breathing a sigh of relief. 30 down in annapolis. 29 at the airport now. 31 downtown. it looks like we're right around 30 on the eastern shore as well. typically colder. that's the case in the western mountains as well. here we will not see much snow. maybe in the south and east of the city, but other than that, vareably cloudy and -- variably cloudy and cold.
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best chance of seeing storms will be down on the eastern shore. they will see a high of 36 degrees. futurecast shows us we will be dry. boston, new york, and new england tonight getting impact from this storm. other than that, clear on monday. high pressure builds in, and another storm system behind this one will flirt with us on tuesday. it is weaker in nature, and i don't think it will be a major event. we could see a light snow event. the best chance we have of seeing major snow would be on christmas. more on that coming up. ravens taking on the saints today. 32 and 36 the temperature range with winds out of the northwest at 7 to 12 miles per hour. surface feature wise it is about the low shore continuing to push to the east. high pressure continues to push behind it, and that will yield
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for sunny skies for tomorrow. it is not too often you see sunny days as winter officially starts on tuesday night at 6:38 p.m. tonight we will be cold, 19 to 18 degrees in the outlying area. winds picking up out of the northwest 10 to 15 miles per hour. beautiful, cle skies. it should be decent. tomorrow is pretty. tuesday, winter officially begins. slighter chance for snow or snow flurries. wednesday breezy as a storm system does approach. friday night the best chance for seeing accumulation -- friday night cool, and the best chance for accumulation on christmas day. >> shoveling the sidewalk is something many of us dread doing or don't do at all. how much would you dread
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shoveling snow inside your house? it happened to a family in iowa. >> i marched my way through the snow and found snow on kitchen tables and desks. that's when i decided i wanted to leave. >> i would imagine so. the family cleaned up the mess which made its way into cupboards and closets and hope it never happens again. >> still ahead, a few handy and time-saving techniques for holiday decorating. >> and the benefits of foods hidden in holiday dishes. >> and a beautiful book about churches and synagogues just hit
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>> it is 7:17. 24 degrees on tv hill. in "medical alert" the surprising health benefits of some of your favorite holiday dishes. hello. >> so you have some things that we can say "yes" to during the local days? >> yes. as a dieticia i hear people talking about calories and fat grams. you may be surprised to hear there are health benfits to several holiday dishes. first i have pistacios because nut eaters tend to have healthier diets. they have more than 10 different andi -- anti-oxidants in them. they are great paired with dried cheese or crackers. another item is veggies with
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spinach and artichokes. >> what is in this dip? >> spinach, artichokes, light months relevantia -- light mozzerella cheese, and the chips are less than half the fat of regular chips. then thanksgiving may be over, but turkey is still on the menu. white meat, dark meat. you can even deep fry this as long as you take the skin off. >> that's ok? >> just fry it at high temperatures and take the skin off before you eat it. it is still one of the lowest calorie protein sources. plus it keeps you full for longer, so you don't over-eat. >> you just take a nap later. >> just take a nap.
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cranberries are high in vitamin c and have proven anti-bacterial properties. >> what do we have here? >> potatoes. they are high fiber, high vitamin c, high potassium. sweet potatos have beta care owe teen. >> and last? >> cider or wine is made by infusing spices into it. plus lemon and orange. by infusing these spices and fruit, it is packed with anti-oxidants. plus, it will keep you warm on a cold day. >> any other tips? we always hear drink water and eat before you go. >> eat a little before you go. never go hungry. and definitely drink water and alternate water with your alcoholic beverages.
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>> and maybe just pick one thing that's probably not on the good list and say that's the one thing i will have and forget the rest. >> that's a great idea. i always say, get the stuff you are not going to make at home. dinner rolls you will get that at home, so get the unique dishes. >> don't go away. when we come back, a do-it-yourself home project with tips from an expert. >> don't go away. first, here's a look at events going on around town this weekend.
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i knew i needed to find a better way to support my daughter. [ male announcer ] at age forty, greg flowers went back to school. [ greg ] i got a job as a computer applications engineer. [ male announcer ] but now, some in washington want regulations restricting access to career colleges and universities, denying opportunity to millions of people like greg, letting government decide who can go to college.
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it's my education, my job, it should be my choice. [ male announcer ] don't let washington get in the way. >> welcome back. is the it ironic when all you want to do is enjoy the joys of the season you realize your home has a million small repairs that need to be taken? we have time-saving tips to turn your home into a haven. welcome, jay. >> thank you for having me. >> do people really have time between the holidays to do this? >> yeah. you don't want to bite off more than you can chew. i tell a lot of people, right now we're so close to the holiday, i mean, it is right on top of us. don't worry about improving your home right now other than improving it. are you happier in your house when you have guests in.
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now, between christmas and new years, that's a nice down time. >> and when the kids are home, so you can get them involved as well. >> or you can listen to them complain. >> exactly. i encourage people, don't get in over your head. >> this is for you. i have these classes for a reason. i don't see as well as i used to. if you see that shield next to a company's name and you use their service and you are not pleased, super pages will make it right. that's huge. it costs you nothing. let's start over here. things people have in their house. this is like the simpleest level of -- simplest level of home
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improvement. when you close a door and it starts to stick, a little vass lien, and -- vasoline and it is solved. two big handfuls over your dog, and you have a temporary wash. and what about baking soda, did you know you can brush your teeth with it? >> no, i did not. >> it is also great for cleaning your shutters. mix it with a little water, and dust your home with it. you get deeper and deeper into home improvement. i encourage people to go deeper and deeper, but this is one product i want to bring to your attention. this is called pex.
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i have an outdoor shower. i needed a line. >> i doubt you live in maine. >> no, i live way out in the middle of nowhere in tennessee. it would have taken me two days to run my line outside with copper. it would have taken me one day with p.v.c. it took me 10 minutes using this line. and there is not a seam. you just drill the holes. >> and what is the life span of p.v.c.? >> this isn't p.v.c., this is pex. if it gets exposed to the sun, they don't even know the lifespan of it, because it has been out for very little time. people can change their laundry room. you do not want to put a vinyl floor in your kitchen, but your mud room, some of those areas you don't want to spend a fortune on your floor, look at these items.
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they look like oak and you peel and stick them. >> any last-minute ideas? >> yes. you just bought a drill, and you told me how good it felt to do something and get it done. my last-minute advice is try something you haven't done before because you are here to say, it feels good. >> yes. thank you for being with us. >> stay with us. there is much more news ahead. you are watching "11 news sunday morning".
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>> no snow. a little flurry activity. here we really dodged a bullet, i guess you could say. let's look at what we're dealing with. all the snow going to affect areas to our north. we're talking about new england. that would be later on tonight. 24 in annapolis. a high this afternoon of only in the mid 30's. details on the seven-day coming up. >> time now for a look at what's coming up next on "meet the
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press." david gregory joins us blive -- live from washington, d.c. with a preview. >> good morning. >> you talked with the vice president on this week's "meet the press." the tax bill is done. now it is over. how did the democratic -- president get his democratic base after angering many of them by talking with republicans? >> i think he went a long way with that by winning on "don't ask, don't tell." the ban on gays in the military was a campaign promise the president made and he got it done, and i think a lot of people are surprised he got it done in this lame duck session of congress. he has to be focused right now. he made the choice on doing everything he can to affect the economy in the right way. that's going to be a more important issue than having to deal with his left flank, and that's where his focus is now.
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>> the passing of the tax bill pretty much guarantees the president won't fulfill one of his major promises to hold back income taxes for the wealthy. how does the white house do damage control on that? >> you will hear about that in my interview with vice president biden. i think there is no question about it, it does represent a broken promise in the campaign. but the bigger problem he faces is a high unemployment rate. the president said he hasn't changed his economic philosophy, but it is something he wasn't able to get done. i think what you will hear among liberals is even more than the frustration of the caving on this issue, there is a certain amount of weakness. they made the case on this and suffered some pretty seffvoor set -- severe setbacks. >> wikileaks continue to be a thorn -- continues to be a thorn
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in the side of the white house. how are they dealing with this? >> they are dealing with whatever fallout there is diplomatcally around the world, and there is certainly plenty of that. at the same time they are taking a hard look whether they can charge julian assange with a crime. for instance, in this case, if there was a conspiracy to cause military leaks to get this information at some point in the future. >> thank you, david. don't forget, you can watch "meet the press" following 11 news at 9:00. >> a new book showcasing some of baltimore city's historic churches and synagogues is out now. we'll talk to the author next. >> plus great recipes for you
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>> a strong storm developing off the coast of north carolina. the storm is strong enough off shore and moving to the north and east that we're really going to get nothing from it. there is light precipitation in the form of flurry activity trying to make it to the ground. it has president materialized and it is across the bay right now. some clouds around for sure. we are going to be colder than normal yet again. normal high 36 for a daytime high. right now it is 22 up in parkton. significantly cooler than the 31 you see downtown. we'll split the difference with a reading of 23 degrees right
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now. the windchill isn't too bad out there. 28 degrees in the mountains of western maryland today. they will get snow showers out there, which isn't atypical in western maryland. for us, variable cloudy with winds picking up out of the southwest this afternoon. we have a slight chance of flurries not in central in to md but to the south and east of the -- flurries not into central maryland but to the south and east. as far as the futurecast goes, you can see that storm off shore and away from us. it will not be bad for us for the ravens game, and we do get more snow that kicks it back to boston overnight topt. other than that, clear skies. a weak low pressure system that we're not expecting too much from. and great football weather. clouds and sun.
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the temperature range with those winds out of the west to northwest at 7 to 12 miles per hour. the cold still in coming from the arctic. low pressure far enough to our north and east that it will not be a player today. high pressure builds in behind it tomorrow, but yet another storm coming from the west coast, tracking across the country will affect us on tuesday. a slight chance of flurries with that one. another one behind it could be a player for sure as we head into christmas eve and christmas day with a light christmas around here. clear tonight, cold and 20 to 25. teas with look at tomorrow, nice but only 33 degrees. it looks like winter begins tuesday at 6:00 p.m. decent day thursday. by friday, it looks like a wintery mix for christmas eve. that will be the case. at this point it could be a more significant storm. at this point we will see a 50% chance of snow on christmas day.
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>> however stopped to look at the architecture around the city of baltimore and whoppedered about the history behind some of its spectacular buildings? the houses of worship in particular have grabbed the attention of our guests, in their book, monuments to heaven. >> tell us what sparked your interest? why the houses of pint? >> it is filled with fabulous architecture of these churches. all the churches in the book, the oldest church was actually built in 1785. tell us what we're looking at now. >> this is synagogue is the very first synagogue in the state of maryland. it is the third oldest in the united states, and it was designed by robert kerry-long.
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an interesting aspect of its history, for a short time period, it was a catholic church. >> let's bring you into the conversation. what are your thoughts on including this in the book? >> queen mary's chapel is the closest to the mother seton house. it is also the home of sister elizabeth lang who established the first order of nuns here. >> we also want to show you -- as we walk through these pictures, tell us how you two came together and why it was important for you to make this book.
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>> we worked together and showed an -- and sally was very interested in the churches. >> we have had a lot of fun. we actually looked at about 50 churches. we said we could manage 20. then there were three more that insisted on being in the book. >> tell us about this one that you are seeing here. >> this is a beautiful church seen right here on st. paul street, and it was built in 1827, designed by starn white, a very important architect at the time.
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>> you can get it at the jewish museum. it is a wonderful book, and selling nicely. >> it came together very beautifully. >> thank you lois and sally for being with us. >> stay with us. barcs joins us with a pet looking for a good home. first a look at last night's winning lottery numbers.
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>> b.a.r.c.s. is here, and she is very animated. >> yes. she is a pit terrier mix. we get a lot of mixed-breed dogs. she's lovely. she's a staff favorite. she's been at the shelter a few weeks. she's almost 2 years old, and she's a great, great dog. >> she still agents like a puppy. -- she still acts like a puppy for sure. >> she was in the crate last night, and i didn't get a bark out of her. the great thick -- thing this month, in order to offer the gift of life, we have all of our dogs 7 months or older are free this month. they are -- they get their shots and a well dog check. we have had record numbers of ad ogses this month, and we are encouraging the community to come down today and take her home. >> she's up for adoption.
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if you want to adopt from b.a.r.c.s. what is your phone number. >> 490-396-5695. we open 11:00 to 4:00. you can open our website. >> so great dogs in all a-- all arenas. >> that's it for now. we'll be back with more news for you. stay tuned. you for itchy dry skin. try cortizone 10 intensive healing. the strongest itch relief medicine now has three vitamins and seven moisturizers. feel the heal.
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>> we're just minutes away from nbc's "today" show. lester holt is here with a preview of what's coming up. >> coming up on "today" the end of "don't ask, don't tell." the u.s. military ban on gays serving in the military has been lifted. the president expected to sign a repeal this week. we'll have more on that from washington. also, talking about wicked weather in the west, a series of powerful storms sweeping across the west bringing flooding to parts of california and heavy snow expected in the rockies. >> plus, amanda knox has
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received a break in her appeal. a court in italy has ordered a complete review of the evidence. her parents will join us live to talk about that. >> also, prince william and kate middleton appearing out on the town. more on their date night when we see you later on "today." >> every so often you need to eat some of that healthy stuff during the holidays. this is orange manderin salad. it is great because it is light, it is nice, you can add a hot soup with it. we do this on christmas eve. this is my daughter, clare, and she helps me in the kitchen a lot, so she's going to help me with this, too.
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one of the key things with this is you sugar carmelize al monds. you want to take a third of a cup of schiffered almonds and three tablespoons of sugar. not that healthy a salad, but it is better than not. you mix it up. you want to set your stove on a low temperature and -- pop them on there, sweety. you just keep stirring it the whole time it is on the stove, because they carmelize pretty darn fast. you have to watch them, because you want them to become a nice brown color. so now we have started for about five minutes now, and it saturdayed to get thick, and you notice, you don't really see the sugar anymore. it is starting to get nice and brown, and i would say those are about ready. so if you want to take them and pour them into here.
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then you pop them in the fridge, and they get really crunchy. really fun, really good stuff. you make her do the dishes after. >> of course. >> ok. you can pop that in the fridge for me. the salad part itself, a nice combination, a half head of iceberg lettuce, half green leaf, and here you go, clare, you can be the master tosser. then we need a cup of celery, then one can of manderine oranges drained.
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it is a healthy salad, but it is not completely healthy because there is sugar in the dressing. you have a half teaspoon of salt, a dash of pepper, and a tablespoon of parsley, and three tablespoons of sugar. then we want to add a quarter cup -- make sure we get it right. does that look good? >> why not. >> that's a quarter cup of vegetable oil, and then we want -- you want some vinegar. i'm forgetting my own recipe. two tablespoons of vinegar. spl then we have all the -- then we have all the ingredients.
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you can do the dressing ahead and just put it in the fridge. so as you put it up, pop it in here. you want to get those al monds -- almonds again out of the fridge. toss those in. it is so terrific. >> you don't want it to sit too long. it is wonderful. you can add chirkon to it, turkey to it, make it like more of a meal. add bread or sour doe, and it -- sourdough, and it makes a good dinner. and we hope you enjoy your holidays as well. >> and if you would like a copy of the rezz by log on to our web site at www.wbaltv.com and click
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on "food" or send us a self-addressed envelope to 3800 hooper avenue, baltimore, maryland 21211. >> i always get so hungry at that segment. >> i know. >> ravens taking on the staints today. it looks like a high with variably cloudy skies. game will be cold, but it could be worse. it looks like 33 with the sunshine tomorrow, and that's a plus. winter officially began tuesday might at 6:38 p.m., and there is a slight chance for a flurry at about that time. slight chance of a wintery mix and maybe snow. >> and we leave you with the
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sights and sounds of he will could the city. -- of ellicott city. >> have a great day! ♪
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>> just this year eight people have lost their lives and a 12 more threatened by carbon monoxide poisoning. when we hear these stories we are reminded how important smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are. each spring and fall we are reminded to change the batteries in these detectors. when we suffer loss, the fire
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department comes on and urges people to make sure their detectors work. something inexpensive remains off the priority list for home owners, lapped lords, and renters. this time of year we are quick to buy batteries for the toys that are under the tree. when you are standing in line to make those last-minute purchases. take a moment to grab a few watt batteries for yourself and a few for the people you love.
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